Mini-Course: Challenging Situations


6 - Hearing and Language Challenges

Literacy challenges

Children with cochlear implants may struggle with reading and writing skills for many reasons, including problems "sounding out" letters and phonemes.

Other children with cochlear implants may have poor language foundations if they received their cochlear implants later in childhood and had limited or no hearing during crucial language-development years.

Difficulty hearing sounds and differentiating similar sounds may make reading and writing more problematic.

Practice reading and "sounding out" letters and phonemes with the child and record your progress throughout the school year.

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